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How to Read a Home Window Label: This is the beginning of our series called Energy-Efficient Windows 101 made p...

How to Read a Home Window Label: This is the beginning of our series called Energy-Efficient Windows 101 made p...

This is the beginning of our series called Energy-Efficient Windows 101 made possible by Marvin Windows and Doors . For this first article, I want to talk about the various acronyms you might see on a home window label, or in window specification materials, so you’ll know more about what you’re reading. When evaluating energy-efficient window options , Marvin suggests that you understand the basics of the following words and acronyms: AL – the Air Leakage rating expresses the cubic feet of air which passes through a square foot of window area by way of leaks or cracks in the window assembly. The lower the AL number, the less air will pass through the window assembly. CR – Condensation Resistance is expressed in a number from 0 to 100 to indicate the ability of the window to potentially resist the formation of condensation on the interior surface. The higher the CR number, ...

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